Purdue University Northwest crowns its first Homecoming king and queen
Two international students were crowned Purdue University Northwest’s first queen and king during the university’s recent homecoming festivities.
PNW students, faculty and staff, alumni of Purdue University North Central and Purdue University Calumet and community members commemorated homecoming with a two-day basketball tournament, bonfire and tailgate party at the Westville Campus.
Selected as queen was Shikha Duggal, a graduate student in Technology with dual concentrations in Computer Information Technology and Industrial Engineering Technology. A native of Pune, India, she has worked as a graduate project manager, tutor, supplemental instruction leader and undergraduate course instructor. She volunteers for several student organizations, including the Purdue Indian Student Association, and is a graduate administrative professional at the Hammond Campus Welcome Center.
Selected as king was Goutham Gopal, a sophomore majoring in Information Systems with a concentration In Computer Information Systems Management and a minor in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. A resident of Chennai, India, he has been part of the National Society of Leadership and Success, the Environmental Club, the Purdue Indian Student Association and the Ping Pong Club. He plays intramural sports and volunteers on campus.